Schools that work: where all children read and write

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2007 - Education - 341 pages
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At a time when so many pivotal education issues are closely tied to the performance of schools and NCLB policy, Schools That Workprovides critical insight into how elementary schools must change to meet the increased demands of education for the 21st century. Praised as the most accessible, readable and practical book on the market, Schools That Workcombines renowned authors Dick Allington and Pat Cunningham's expertise as educators with continuing commitment to foster expert teaching in the classroom. Their dynamic analysis of systematic school reform encompasses virtually all areas of elementary school organization. With the goal of turning readers into educated, informed decision-makers, Allington and Cunningham provide a clear and concise introduction to theories of school reform and include an organizational framework to accomplish this goal. This new edition offers: A view of how schools must change if they are to meet the increased demands of education for the 21st century. Updated, expanded coverage of recent federal and state initiatives to help teachers address the problems of struggling readers and writers. A variety of activities for taking stock of the educational effort in school. New coverage of reading coaches.

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The Stories of Schools Where All Children
Change Takes Time as Well as Good Intentions

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Richard Allington is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida. He is a past president of the National Reading Conference, a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to understanding reading difficulties. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including most recently What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs (Allyn & Bacon/Longman).

Patricia M. Cunningham The day I entered first grade, I decided I wanted to teach first grade. In 1965, I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and began my teaching career teaching first grade in Key West, Florida. For the next several years, I taught a variety of grades and worked as a curriculum coordinator and special reading teacher in Florida and Indiana. From the very beginning, I worried about children who struggled learning to read and devised a variety of alternative strategies to teach them to read. In 1974, I received my Ph. D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. I developed the Making Words activity while working with Title One teachers in North Carolina where I was the Director of Reading for Alamance County Schools. I have been the Director of Elementary Education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina since 1980 and have worked with numerous teachers to develop hands-on engaging ways to teach phonics and spelling. In 1991, I published "Phonics they Use: Words for Reading and Writing," which is currently available in its fourth edition. Along with Richard Allington, I published "Classrooms that Work "and "Schools that Work," Dottie Hall and I have worked together on many projects. In 1989, we began developing the Four Blocks Framework, a comprehensive approach to literacy which is used in many schools in the United States and Canada. Dottie Hall and I have worked together to produce many books, including the first Making Words books and the Month by Month Phonics Books. These Making Words by Grade Level books are in response to requests by teachers across the years to have making words lessons with a scope and sequence tailoredto their grade level. We hope you and your students will enjoy these making words lessons and we would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

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